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Brake Fluid Flush

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Merry christmas from Harry's Auto Care
Our Belconnen workshop will be closed from COB on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will open for trading as normal on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

 

It is so important to have clean Brake Fluid.

The fluid attracts and holds moisture which reduces braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can lead to total brake failure.

Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.

 

Harry`s Auto Care are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.


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Click on the questions below to see answers to our FAQ's about Brake Pad Replacements


How much does Brake System Flush cost?

Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there is any other parts, repairs or maintenance necessary to complete the task. While your vehicle is on the hoist, for your safety we will also check the calipers, wheel cylinders, brake hoses, brake lines, and master cylinder for any faults or signs of wear that need to be addressed and advise you if necessary.

If you would like to know costs - give our friendly staff a call to discuss your car and get a quote. If during the procedure we do notice something that needs extra attention that will affect our quote we will always call you to confirm before proceeding.

How do you do a brake flush?

We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, we then begin by removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. We fill it back up with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, we 'bleed' the brakes and the fresh fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the rest of the brake system for any signs of damage or wear that needs attention and advise you if necessary.

A brake fluid flush can be done as part of a scheduled service – but sometimes we might recommend one outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.

Why do you need to flush my brake fluid - it looks clean to me?

Old brake fluid can still look clean – that doesn't make it safe. If there is water in the brake fluid, it might not be visible, but it still could make the fluid boil. Boiling fluid can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to highlight if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.

 

Whats the recommended brake fluid flush schedule?

Its recommended to change your brake fluid every 2 years and your vehicle manufacturer will have a replacement interval specific to your vehicle – keep in mind these are recommendations and so it is necessary to inspect the condition of your brake fluid on a regular basis.

 

When it comes to Brake Safety - We Don’t stop – So you do when you need to.

At Harry`s Auto Care we offer a full 65 point safety check, upon request, with every full car service which includes a written review of your brake fluid, master cylinder, front and back discs and pads, calipers and cylinders and more. This safety report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to be safe or budget in advance.


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